08/02/15 10:16pm

I took my wife to see Amy Schumer’s new comedy ‘Trainwreck‘ this weekend at the AMC Hoffman Center 22 in Alexandria.

Amy Schumer, who wrote the movie, plays a magazine writer who, thanks to her Dad (played by Colin Quinn – who was EXCELLENT in the role), is afraid of commitment. As a result, she has a lot of one-nite stands with no intimacy involved until she meets a nerdy sports doctor (Bill Hader) she has to write about. She ends up liking the nerdy sports Doctor and has to face her fear of intimacy with the good guy.

The movie is full of witty one-liners, masterfully directed by Judd Apatow, and chock full of celebrity cameos. Two of the celebrities that got the biggest laughs were LeBron James and Jon Cena.

While Schumer has written a sharp, clever screenplay that weaves the serious with the not-so serious, the movie was a little long and had quite a bit of nudity. That’s something I could have done without but, the movie really made my wife and I laugh and that’s a good thing.

08/01/15 10:53pm

APD BadgeThe Alexandria Police Department is investigating a felonious assault in the 1000 block of First Street (see below) this evening. The victim was transported to hospital. Expect Police activity in area.

‘Felonious Assault’ is defined as an assault that involved (A) a dangerous weapon with intent to cause bodily injury (i.e., not merely to frighten) with that weapon; (B) serious bodily injury; or (C) an intent to commit another felony.

07/31/15 12:34pm

Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Food

Bon Vivant Cafe + Farm Market is having a one-year anniversary party this Saturday (August 1, 2015) celebrating their kickstarter and brand new patio and is inviting residents out for lots of cool stuff. There will be food, wine tasting, live music and more!

They’ll also be painting the Kickstarter Handprint tree mural in the kids room, so bring your little ones so we can add their handprints to the wall!

(Image via @BonVivantCo on Twitter)

07/31/15 10:48am

Lonely Car
Via WMATA, reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of July 31 – August 2 with track work and service adjustments on five rail lines beginning at 10:00 PM TONIGHT (Friday) and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

This weekend, Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow line trains will operate every 24 minutes.

Red Line trains will operate every 8-16 minutes with additional trains between Dupont Circle and Rhode Island Ave between 9:00 AM and 9:00 PM.


07/31/15 10:35am

Here’s the latest Alexandria Virginia crime report. These are incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department and published in the weekly Washington Post Alexandria/Arlington Extra.

REMINDER: You can track these crimes yourself using the new RAIDSOnline.com database. You can also view the crime map 24/7 through this link.